Does Target Owe You $10,000? How to Find Out and Claim Your Cash

Class-Action Settlements
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Did you know that you may qualify for free cash from class-action settlements? In most cases, all it takes is just a few minutes to file a claim and you could receive benefits worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

In May, I told you about seven class-action settlements with quickly approaching claim-filing deadlines. Many of those deadlines are still open, so take a look to see if you qualify!

This month, I picked out eight more class-action settlements that I think you’ll be excited about, and organized them into four categories. Let’s take a look!

Data Breach Settlements

It seems like every time I check the news, I’m hearing about another data breach affecting retailers. Angry consumers have filed class-action lawsuits against these companies, and sometimes they result in settlements that offer money to the affected consumers.

1. Target

The highly publicized Target data breach during the 2013 Christmas shopping season led to dozens of class-acion lawsuits accusing the retailer of failing to protect shoppers’ personal information. Target denies any wrongdoing but agreed to a $10 million class-action settlement to resolve the litigation.

If you’re one of the 40 million customers who used a debit or credit card at a Target store between November 27 and December 18, 2013, or if you previously provided your contact information to Target, you may be eligible for a cash payment from the Target data breach settlement. Shoppers affected by the Target data breach may be eligible to make a claim for up to $10,000!

The deadline to file a claim is July 31, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

2. Vendini

Target is not the only company to settle with consumers following a data breach. Ticket seller Vendini Inc. has also agreed to offer up to $3,000 to eligible claimants as part of a $3 million class-action settlement over claims it failed to protect customers’ sensitive data. Vendini offers online ticketing services for college athletic programs, PGA golf tournaments, performing arts centers, speedways, concerts, festivals and more.

If your personal identification information resided on Vendini’s computer network services prior to April 25, 2013, you have until July 25, 2015 to submit a claim for benefits. Here’s where you can find more information.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Violations

Did you know that receiving unwanted cell phone calls and text messages from companies is against the law if you did not give them prior express permission to contact you?

Violations of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act carry stiff penalties, and TCPA class-action settlements often pay out big time to consumers. Walgreens and Life Time Fitness have both agreed to settle allegations they made cell phone calls in violation of the TCPA.

3. Walgreens

Did you receive an automated cell phone call from Walgreens notifying you that it was time for a prescription to be refilled? If so, you could be eligible to claim part of the $11 million settlement fund.

The amount you could receive from this class-action settlement depends on how many people file claims by July 22, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

4. Life Time Fitness

If you received one or more text messages on your cell phone from Life Time Fitness between January 1, 2014 and April 15, 2014, you can claim a cash award of $100, or choose a Life Time Fitness membership award.

The July 6, 2015 claim-filing deadline is coming soon, so find out if you qualify now!

Deceptive Marketing

Sometimes companies offer promotions that really are too good to be true. That’s where class-action lawsuits can help. Capital One and BevMo have settled allegations they lured customers with deceptive promotions.

5. Capital One

If you used a 0% Access Check or No Hassle Check on your Capital One credit card between August 1, 2008 and January 2, 2015, you may be entitled to free money! Capital One reached a settlement over allegations it misled consumers about the fees associated with the checks.

Submit your claim by July 1, 2015 to claim up to $5.50 in cash. Here’s where you can find more information.

6. BevMo

Are you a ClubBev member who purchased wine at a BevMo “5 Cent Sale” between October 9, 2005 and February 9, 2010? If so, you may be entitled to discount coupons from a class-action settlement over allegations BevMo tricked consumers into thinking they were getting a bigger discount than they really received.

Make sure you don’t miss out on these coupons by ensuring your email address is correct by July 27, 2015. Here’s where you can learn more.

Car Trouble

It seems like car makers are always in the news for something these days. Hyundai and Honda recently agreed to provide benefits to consumers whose vehicles may not perform as advertised.

7. Hyundai

Hyundai has taken heat for allegedly misrepresenting the fuel economy on some of its vehicles, and the car maker has agreed to settle the allegations. Class Members must file a claim by July 6, 2015 to be eligible for an up-front lump sum payment (potential average payment of $353), gas cards or additional compensation. Here’s where you can get more information.

8. Honda

Some Honda CR-Vs are equipped with defective door locks, according to a class-action lawsuit. Owners and lessees of certain CR-V models can submit a claim for replacement of the allegedly defective part. Those who already paid out-of-pocket expenses to have the part replaced may submit a claim for reimbursement.

The deadline to file a claim is July 6, 2015, so act quickly! Here’s where you can learn more.

Whew! That’s it for now. Be sure to check in next month to find out what you can claim from other class action settlements.

Your Turn: Are you eligible to claim rewards from any of these settlements?

Anne Bucher is the Managing Editor of